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Glenn Beck

I know that I may be opening myself up for some criticism by posting this but what the heck.

I'm just wondering...what do Chris Martenson.com readers and members think about the ideas that Glenn Beck presents on his TV and/or Radio show?

And I'll let you know that I like him and find myself agreeing with a lot of his opinions.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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Re: Glenn Beck

Who is Glenn Beck? I don't watch TV....

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Re: Glenn Beck

I like him.  I believe he believes what he says.  He knows how to promote his next hour, show, TV later that night, etc....

He speaks to the level of the main viewer and that isn't meant to be a knock.  I sometimes wonder if he reads CM.

He is really hammering this administration and the culture.  I would like to know other's opinions as well.

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Re: Glenn Beck

i like Beck, he is trying to call America back to its founding priciples in his own way. he does a good job of tweaking the left and at the same time revealing things you've not heard or perhaps not thought about the way he does. it gets a little depressing though watching his show because you do get frustrated with the insanity emanating from DC.

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Re: Glenn Beck

I’ve nothing against him in particular, although I don’t (and won’t) watch him or anyone else on Fox News.

In general, I have a problem with a purported news network merging opinion based presentations under the mantle of reporting. Reporting (and news) is something totally different that what his show is, or O’Reilly or Hannity for that matter. In defense of this crew, neither of these guys overtly claim they are news reporters, but to most viewers, this not how it comes across with their faux panel discussions rigged with pundits usually sympathetic to their causes.

The current state of American  TV “news” is driven by shopping, not objectivity,  you pick your ideology and shop for the news channel that delivers the closest to what you expect and are preordained to believe. It seems to me that the aforementioned programs are set up to appeal to a specific spectrum of viewers, with Hannity the most blatant, followed by O’Reilly, and for that “voice of reason in the wilderness”, there is Beck.

I say, No thanks, to all of them.

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Re: Glenn Beck

Never miss his show.  DVR to the rescue.  Tends to rehash things a bit.  Is not on to 2 of the E's yet, but seems to do a good job on the economy in general, in a way that a reasonably alert viewer can understand.  Keeps up with the crazy aspects of economy and politics.  Probably a significant reason my wife is open to CM's message.

HIs call for citizen participation is rather parallel to what I interpret Chris to advocate (pay attention, get involvrd).

Would be great if Chris could get on the TV show.  Would crash his server with the number of hits shortly thereafter, but would help spread the word.  We ought to be able to get back on in a day or two :D

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Re: Glenn Beck

I agree with almost everything he says, and he usually cracks me up as well.  More importantly, he backs up his arguments with facts and history lessons.  

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I first learned of the economic crisis from Beck in 2005, back when things were booming. I stumbled upon him while channel surfing; there was this guy I'd never heard of describing how the current deficits and spending would lead to crisis. His presentation would have fit right in here at CM.com.  I don't watch him (or anybody else---no TV!!!) but occasionnally catch him bychance. (Didn't know he has a radio show too.) During the health care debate he traced the infiltration of socialism back a hundred years and revealed quotes from way back then detailing how socialism would triumph through socialized medicine. It was chilling. I know he's controversial, and he seems quirky, but I try to deal in facts, data, and information, all of which he marshals copiously and persuasively. I would not readily dismiss what he has to say simply due to Political Correctness.

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Re: Glenn Beck

 He is rude and irritating .... nobody is perfect  ... I like him anyway .  I think if he keeps digging  there is no telling what he will find . He does not seem to be afraid to dig and report what he finds .   I am surprised he is still allowed on the TV.    Of course I do not agree on everything, but you know how that goes .

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Re: Glenn Beck

My thoughts .. He's a very good actor & loves m&m's .. sorry about the size but it needed full view

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Re: Glenn Beck

Completely gave up the mind mush that's called TV a while ago.  Don't miss it, don't want to go back.

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Completely gave up the mind mush that's called TV a while ago.  Don't miss it, don't want to go back.

Me too! A red pill (positive) side effect. Cut expenses to the bone almost two years ago, so satellite TV went by the wayside. No regrets.

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Re: Glenn Beck

Be very careful of Beck remember disinfo in order to be effecive, must be 90% accurate.

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Re: Glenn Beck

i think he is a little heavy on the drama but the message is loud and clear.  a good sized amount of the problems we face today are a direct result of our failure as a society to elect politicians with character and who actually take their oaths of office seriously.  we failed in our most important responsibility as citizens of america and now we are paying the price for that failure.

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Re: Glenn Beck

I don't watch him(don't have cable) although sometimes I will catch a youtube of his show if someone posts it and says you have to watch it.

Anyways, he used to have Peter Schiff on his show all the time. Beck is a CT resident as well. Do you think Beck, or Fox News for that matter, have Schiff on his show once during his Senate campaign? Nope. The "news" network of the tea party rallies completely ignored a candidate, Schiff, who was endorsed by all the tea party groups in CT. Fair and Balanced? Nope. And that's why I don't have cable.

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Re: Glenn Beck

I'm both pleased and surprised by the response this thread has garnered so far.

I like Glenn. I always thought that if a poll was taken, most people on this board would lean more to the left than the right. I didn't think there would be so many that like Glenn. Maybe the others are listening to that Mother voice in their head, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything all".

Glenn does like drama. He also seems to like facts. He is not always right, but the times he has been wrong, he freely admits it later. He does an interesting job of weaving God into his message. I like where he has come from and where he is now. My greatest fear is that some nut-job will take him out for his strong views.

My wife has attended his live event in Salt Lake last month and she had a wonderful time. She is also going to his event in DC later this month.

 

 

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Re: Glenn Beck

Beck is a performing circus act who is being positioned as a clown to discredit issues that the genuine freedom movement embraces.

Certainly, on several issues Beck jives with populist sentiment, but on all the major fronts – war, the patriot act, warrantless spying, the bailout, and new taxes, he is nothing more than a shill for big government.

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Certainly, on several issues Beck jives with populist sentiment, but on all the major fronts – war, the patriot act, warrantless spying, the bailout, and new taxes, he is nothing more than a shill for big government.

 

Are you sure we're talking about the same guy? A shill for big government? No way. That's like saying Dr. Martenson is a shill for the oil companies.

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Remember he works for a publicly traded corporation Newscorp He is the Alex Jones of MSM. Like I said disinformation in order to be effecive, must be 90% accurate. Lures you in with some truth then leads you astray.  Rupert Murdoch would never let the whole truth on his air.  Go ahead and call into his show and ask about the Federal Reserve.  He'll hang up on you before you get to your question or at least mock you.

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Re: Glenn Beck

There's no doubt that Beck has come a long way. He went from organizing pro war rallies only 6 years ago to saying things like ‘America doesn’t need to export its democracy’. He’s even called for defense spending cuts. He’s done a number of 180s for the better IMO. I think he’s even hip to peak oil.

 With that said, I cancelled cable awhile back and never watch his show. I don’t watch any of the cable talking heads. Cool

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Re: Glenn Beck

I like Glenn Beck and watch his show regularly.  He brings a bit too much religion and repeats things too much, but overall he seems to be discussing issues far more than any other program on TV. 

Someone said he isn't real news, and he even says that on his program.  He says he is a talk show discussing issues  and he encourages his viewers to do their own research and tells what books he's been reading and suggests eveyone look at the issues and not trush him or MSM.  Seems to mirror the Martenson view that you need to trust in yourself and learn all you can.

I think he is primarily centered on the Economic and Freedom issues and doesn't bring up the other 2 E's.  Because of this the message can sometimes seem counter productive to those who follow the other 2 E's - such as getting us back to growing.  So while I don't think he has the whole message yet, at least discussing the Economy and Freedom issues is IMNSHO a very good thing.

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Go ahead and call into his show and ask about the Federal Reserve.  He'll hang up on you before you get to your question or at least mock you

Yesterdays show he did a pretty good job of showing the crazyness of the Fed.  He even talked about the secrecy and the need for an audit.

I find that most people that think he's just some nut job have never watched him, instead they listen/read a lot of the MSM/progressive media that just blasts him non-stop.  At any rate, if you haven't watch him you might consider doing so and then you can judge for yourself.  As others have pointed out, he has changed over the years, and even says so himself, as he learns he changes his message as necessary.  I like someone who can say, hey, maybe I'm wrong and need to re-evaluate what I believe.  I think most of us here have re-evaluated many of our beliefs based on the Crash Course.

It will be interesting to see what happens with his rally on 8/28.  I think it will be huge. Wish I could be there.

On a side note, if you like him, at least from the political side you might want to watch Stossel and Freedom Watch.  Stossel does a good job showing the Libertarian point of view.  Freedom Watch if pretty good and I like Judge Napolitano, but I wish he would discuss issues with less leading questions and let his guest answer without interruption - he was much better on his Internet only show.

 

 

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Re: Glenn Beck
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I find that most people that think he's just some nut job have never watched him, instead they listen/read a lot of the MSM/progressive media that just blasts him non-stop.  At any rate, if you haven't watch him you might consider doing so and then you can judge for yourself.  As others have pointed out, he has changed over the years, and even says so himself, as he learns he changes his message as necessary.  I like someone who can say, hey, maybe I'm wrong and need to re-evaluate what I believe.  I think most of us here have re-evaluated many of our beliefs based on the Crash Course.

Exactly.  I'd really like to know what that 10% of misinformation is that castlewp is alleging.  

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I agree with almost everything he says, and he usually cracks me up as well.  More importantly, he backs up his arguments with facts and history lessons.

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Don't trust Glenn Beck...

Beck's job has been to divide the tea party movement... or more correctly hi-jack the movement from supporting Ron Paul.

The modern day tea party movement was started by Ron Paul supporters.

There is no doubt Beck has been out to undermine Ron Paul.

Beck has called Ron Paul a 'kook'!

Beck regularly contradicts himself depending on the agenda he is pushing on behalf of the establishment.

He initially stated the banker bailouts should have been bigger.

He has also called for a US VAT (Value Added Tax) to pay down the national debt (read more $$$ for the bankers)

Yes he sounds good a lot of the time but he is recruiting supporters in order to steer them away from the likes of Ron Paul.

Don't forget who his boss is and how much he pays Beck.

Q. When Rupert Murdoch is paying you $50 million what do you say?

A. Anything you are told to say!

If you think about it why is Beck aligning himself with Sarah Palin instead of Ron Paul?

If Paul is a 'kook' then WTF is Palin!!Undecided

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Don't trust Glenn Beck...

Spend some time looking more closely at Beck... it is really quite disturbing.

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Re: Glenn Beck

I watch Glenn Beck faithfully.  Frankly he is one of the people that scares the cr** out of me.  He takes what could be a good cler message,  wraps it in idealogical nonsense,  distracts from the actualy problem and routinely warns people that "there is something very wrong"   and "you should do something"  and "THEY" are coming to get you, take your guns, destroy the country.

But, he leaves it open in a (insert your own boogey man here) kind of way and exhorts people to do something without telling them exactly what that something should be.  So you get people like that guy in Pittsburgh that shot all of those cops.   

I agree with ALOT of what Beck says.  But, every single time he falls of the cliff and starts trotting out the bizarre random connections and fear mongering that pits us all against one another and makes people scared.  He gets paid BIG bucks to shill for gold,  he gets paid big bucks by Murdoch to further Murdoch's agenda.  And he is very good at it.    It's a shame really.

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I watch Glenn Beck faithfully.  Frankly he is one of the people that scares the cr** out of me.  He takes what could be a good cler message,  wraps it in idealogical nonsense,  distracts from the actualy problem and routinely warns people that "there is something very wrong"   and "you should do something"  and "THEY" are coming to get you, take your guns, destroy the country.

But, he leaves it open in a (insert your own boogey man here) kind of way and exhorts people to do something without telling them exactly what that something should be.  So you get people like that guy in Pittsburgh that shot all of those cops.   

I agree with ALOT of what Beck says.  But, every single time he falls of the cliff and starts trotting out the bizarre random connections and fear mongering that pits us all against one another and makes people scared.  He gets paid BIG bucks to shill for gold,  he gets paid big bucks by Murdoch to further Murdoch's agenda.  And he is very good at it.    It's a shame really.

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Re: Glenn Beck
rhare wrote:

On a side note, if you like him, at least from the political side you might want to watch Stossel and Freedom Watch.  Stossel does a good job showing the Libertarian point of view.  Freedom Watch if pretty good and I like Judge Napolitano, but I wish he would discuss issues with less leading questions and let his guest answer without interruption - he was much better on his Internet only show.

Stossel and Napolitano are real deals.  I will never trust Beck as being anything but an opportunist for the cause of liberty.  The only thing Glen Beck believes in is Glen Beck.  His rhetoric may be good but he has no core beliefs and should not be trusted.

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Re: Glenn Beck

Beck is exactly what tptb want Americans to be listening/watching!  He's another divisive tool to keep Americans thinking R vs. L!  But I don't expect anyone that listens to him to believe this, as I've found most Beck listeners are brain washed by his bluster.  Same with the AJ and Limbaugh lovers!  

Everyone should do their own research and figure out what's ACTUALLY taking place!  Most of what Beck says has some truth to it, but he always takes the wrong direction in the Y to mislead the American people!  He really has become the perfect propaganda tool of TPTB!  

I'm actually surprised that so many readers of this blog like the guy.  He's the exact opposite of what CM.com is all about IMO.  To each their own though.  Unfortunately, if this many people on THIS blog actually believe the schill, it means many more uneducated (on the 3E's) are doing the same!  Which IMO means, there's no hope for true salvation from the banking cartel.  

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I'm actually surprised that so many readers of this blog like the guy.  He's the exact opposite of what CM.com is all about IMO.  To each their own though.  Unfortunately, if this many people on THIS blog actually believe the schill, it means many more uneducated (on the 3E's) are doing the same!  Which IMO means, there's no hope for true salvation from the banking cartel.  

Precisely my reaction.

Doug

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Re: Glenn Beck
LogansRun wrote:

Beck is exactly what tptb want Americans to be listening/watching!  He's another divisive tool to keep Americans thinking R vs. L!  But I don't expect anyone that listens to him to believe this, as I've found most Beck listeners are brain washed by his bluster.  Same with the AJ and Limbaugh lovers!  

Everyone should do their own research and figure out what's ACTUALLY taking place!  Most of what Beck says has some truth to it, but he always takes the wrong direction in the Y to mislead the American people!  He really has become the perfect propaganda tool of TPTB!  

I'm actually surprised that so many readers of this blog like the guy.  He's the exact opposite of what CM.com is all about IMO.  To each their own though.  Unfortunately, if this many people on THIS blog actually believe the schill, it means many more uneducated (on the 3E's) are doing the same!  Which IMO means, there's no hope for true salvation from the banking cartel.  

You obviously do not watch or listen to Beck.  R vs L as a false choice is exactly what he spends most of his time exposing.  Seriously, have you ever even watched him? 

There seem to be a lot of anti-Beckers here who by what they say, are revealing to the rest of us that they do not have the slightest clue what they are talking about.

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